Vianet.ca
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Olympics

  1. #1
    Senior Member _daynzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Posts
    2,329

    Default Olympics

    Any thoughts on no NHL players at the Olympics?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Aristotle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,386

    Default Re: Olympics

    I don't mind the decision.

    Everyone is ripping on Bettman, but he is just doing the bidding of the owners,and those are the people who invest big dollars in these players. It's their investment, if they don't want the players to risk injury and not go, then they shouldn't go.

    The owners take a calculated risk and send the players when they games are at a place where they can be seen in primetime, or close to it. How many North Americans are going to get up to watch even Canada - US at 4 AM? I sure the hell would not. So, not going to Asia makes sense.

    Some say it's about trying to market the game in Asia. Ummm, let's try to market it more in the US first, the country that sits next to the country in which its most popular, yet is still a niche sport in the States.

    And, hey, every other sport has amateurs at the games, why not hockey again?
    The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  3. #3
    Senior Member _daynzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Posts
    2,329

    Default Re: Olympics

    Agreed 100%

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts